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Group Exemption Letters | What is a Group Exemption Letter

What is a Group Exemption Letter? The IRS sometimes recognizes a group of organizations as tax-exempt if they are affiliated with a central organization. This avoids the need for each of the organizations to apply for exemption individually. A Group Exemption Letter has the same effect as an individual exemption letter except that it applies …

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How to Start a 501c3

Three Simple Steps to Creating a 501c3 Nonprofit So, you’re wondering how to start a 501c3 nonprofit organization? Starting a 501c3 is a process. Our lifeblood is helping our clients navigate the process to a speedy and successful conclusion. The following are the steps required. For starters, it is important that you have taken the …

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House Committee Chairman Asks Obama to Fire IRS Commissioner

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL—A House committee chairman called on President Barack Obama to fire the Internal Revenue Service commissioner, John Koskinen, over his handling of congressional probes into alleged targeting of conservative groups by the agency. In a letter, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) accused Mr. Koskinen of “obstruction” of congressional investigations. In a …

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The Taxman’s Politics

New evidence that IRS bias may have extended to tax audits. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – The Obama Administration has made a two-year career of dismissing concern about IRS policies targeting conservative tax-exempt groups. That evasion just got harder. New information shows the agency may have shown similar bias in tax audits. A new Government …

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National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Taxpayer Service and Taxpayer Bill of Rights IR-2015-02, Jan. 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2014 annual report to Congress, which expresses concern that taxpayers this year are likely to receive the worst levels of taxpayer service since …

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New York Purpose Statement

When the New York Department of State rejects a purpose statement for the Certificate (Articles) of Incorporation, it usually uses the following verbiage: “The Not-for-Profit Corporation Law requires corporations to provide specific purpose(s). The purpose(s) set forth in the proposed certificate are unacceptably vague and must be clarified. Please review the following list of helpful …

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